Timbers2 drop 3-1 result to Houston Dynamo 2 at Providence Park

Tega Ikoba scored his fourth goal of the campaign.

PORTLAND, Ore. – Timbers2 dropped a 3-1 result to Houston Dynamo 2 at Providence Park on Sunday evening. First team striker Tega Ikoba scored Portland’s lone goal of the match, tallying his fourth of the 2023 MLS NEXT Pro season.

Goal-Scoring Plays

HOU – Diego Gonzalez, 5th minute: Dynamo 2 earned a direct free kick at the top of the 18-yard box. Diego Gonzalez fired a curling shot into the left-side netting of the goal.

HOU – Tate Lampman (Jacob Evans), 25th minute: From the right-side endline, Jacob Evans delivered a pass inside of the six-yard box for Tate Lampman, who finished the play into the back of the net.

HOU – Isaiah LeFlore (Diego Gonzalez), 49th minute: Receiving the ball on the right-side of the box, Diego Gonzalez played a low and driven ball past the penalty spot. Isaiah LeFlore slotted a one-touch shot into the far post corner of the goal.

POR – Tega Ikoba (Diego Gutierrez), 61st minute: T2 played a short corner kick. Diego Gutierrez dribbled down the right side and lofted a cross to the back post. Tega Ikoba met the ball in the air with his head and pushed it across the goal line.

Next Match

Next up, T2 will travel to face LAFC 2 on Friday, Sept. 15 at Titan Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. (Pacific) with a live stream available on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app.

Timbers2 (10-15-1, 31pts) vs. Houston Dynamo 2 (11-11-4, 40pts)Sept. 10, 2023 – Providence Park (Portland, Ore.)

Scoring Summary:
HOU: Gonzalez, 5
HOU: Lampman (Evans), 25
HOU: LeFlore (Gonzalez), 49
POR: Ikoba (Gutierrez), 61

Misconduct Summary:
HOU: Reid (caution), 60
HOU: Auguste (caution), 71
POR: Clegg (caution), 74

POR: GK Bilichuk, D Rasmussen (Penn, 82), D Clegg (Bravo, 76), D Ferdinand, D Jones-Riley (Jura, 76), M Pope (McCartney, 54), M Caliskan, M Griffith, M Gutiérrez (Miscic, 82), F Monzón, F Ikoba

Substitutes Not Used: GK Sulte, M Shaul, M Enriquez, M Vang

TOTAL SHOTS: 26 (Monzón, 6); SHOTS ON GOAL: 7 (seven players tied, 1); FOULS: 10 (Ikoba, 5); OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 12; SAVES: 3

HOU: GK Pannenberg, D LeFlore, D Maples, D Lampman, D Juarez (Grey, 68), M D. Gonzalez, M Auguste, M Raines (Orejuela, 76), F Reid, F Evans (87), F Ndoye (Castillo, 76)

Substitutes Not Used: GK Thorsen, D Murana, D Udanoh, M Y. Gonzalez

TOTAL SHOTS: 11 (D. Gonzalez, Ndoye, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 7 (Ndoye, 3); FOULS: 15 (Auguste, 5); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 6

Referee: Osvaldo Delgado Landeros
Assistant Referees: Eric Krueger, Ryan Jung
Fourth Official: Christopher Calderon

All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial.